Posted: Apr 16, 2013 2:51 PM by Ian Auzenne
Save Lake Peigneur, Inc., and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Natural Resources. Save Lake Peigneur and LEAN are asking an Iberia Parish judge to reverse DNR's decision to grant a permit Jefferson Island Storage and Hub to store natural gas under the lake. In the suit, the plaintiffs argue that DNR did not follow its own guidelines and violated state law in granting the permit by not properly studying the effects of increased mining activities under the Lake Peigneur. The suit also accuses DNR of ignoring scientific reports that they say warned of possible catastrophe.